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Red Wing Heritage Reviews

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6" Moc Toe Lug Posted: 8/11/14
Reviewer: Derek Glowacki from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

After reading several of the reviews posted about these shoes, I finally decided to order the size I normally wear. I am glad to say that I am happy with the fit these shoes have for me. I do not find them to be terribly larger the way others have described. This be in part to the fact they while they are stylish, they are cut with a work boot mentality. As a result, simply wearing a slightly thicker sock could solve the issue. One comment I do have pertains to the width. Red Wing has manufactured the shoe in a narrow cut. However, the extended width option is a EE. Therefore, in this case, you might be better off ordering a slightly larger size if you feel you may need to compensate for the lack of width in the shoe s design. Overall, I am very glad I finally broke down, paid the cost, and ordered these shoes. Enjoy!

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 8/7/14
Reviewer: from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have these in brown (8111), and they are perhaps my fave pair of boots. Decided to get them in black, and they do not disappoint. Stiff out the box, but with the right care, they will break in perfectly. I'm typically a 9.5D in most shoes, but with these you have to go down 1/2 size, so the 9D is perfect. Use Red Wing boot oil to condition them. To break them in, run a pair of thick socks under hot water, put them on, then wear the boots around your house for like an hour. Repeat once if necessary. They will break in perfectly. The SB Foot leather on these are top quality. Also, these boots are somewhat narrow compared to the Doc Martens Made in England's and the Alden 405's.

Work Chukka
Work Chukka Posted: 7/27/14
Reviewer: from Chicago, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes! Leather and construction is topnotch. I also like that these come in EE width as well as the regular D. The leather insoles are not comfortable, in my opinion, so I use additional insoles with these that also give more arch support. These are great chukkas that will last 10 years if cared properly. I have many Red Wing boots and all of them have been great!

Beckman Chukka
Beckman Chukka Posted: 7/24/14
Reviewer: Darren Kelly from Lafayette, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love this boot. I've had a pair in brown for about 2 years and they still look great. I've been wearing this new pair in black for about 2 weeks now, in short stretches, through the break-in period. They're starting to get really comfortable. I have a bad ankle (osteoarthritis) and require arch support. Ironically, these boots have no arch support at all, but are the most comfortable, as the leather is substantial enough to provide necessary support that allows me to wear these all day without the pain I'd have otherwise. My ankle remains in alignment without an orthotic insert. As other reviewers have noted, order a 1/2 size smaller than you'd usually wear, unless you're planning on orthotic inserts. I only use a cushion insert, and while they're tight-fitting at first, be patient: the leather does give and conform to your feet after they're broken-in.

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6" Round Toe Lug Posted: 6/21/14
Reviewer: JACS from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots. I wore an old pair of Chippewa Apaches for a while. I really loved the style of the Chippewas boots with the thick Vibram soles, but they were too heavy for my liking. Then I saw these bad boys. This is exactly what I needed for work. I'm on my feet for 10 to 12 hours a day. I'm walking around for hours on end on all sorts of terrain. These Red Wings are only half as heavy as the Chippewas. The leather is at least several levels above the Chippewa boots. There was no break in period. They fit perfectly right out of the box. Also these are my second pair of Red Wings. I bought a pair of Chelsea Ranchers a very short while again. Now I understand why Red Wings boots are so celebrated.

Chelsea Rancher
Chelsea Rancher Posted: 6/18/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are my casual boots. I wear them to the movies, restaurants, school, hanging out with friends, any activity besides work. They are dressy but not formal. Casual but stylish. It's made by Red Wing in the USA, so you can't go wrong with workmanship and quality. The color of the Briar Oil Slick is absolutely gorgeous in its dark Bordeaux hues and the contrasting red stitching near the ankle opening give the boot that unique look. A bit stiff for the first few days. But not uncomfortable. A couple of wears and few miles in these and they start feel to fantastic. There really isn't any arch support but you might be able to fit in a thin insole after the boots are broken in. Unless you have thick feet like I do. It's not uncomfortable without an insole but it will definitely require some getting used to. Also I would really like to thank the Zappos customer service team for their incredible service. They very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and immensely patient. I originally ordered a 7.5 but it was simply too big (normally I'm a size 8 in sneakers and 7.5 in other leather boots), 7.5 was surprisingly big. I had to go down to a size 7. The second pair came and unfortunately there was a slight "discoloration" that really bothered me, so I had to exchange them again. Basically I received three pairs of boots and sent two back within the span of 5 days. I can see myself wearing these every weekend.

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 6/16/14
Reviewer: Dan from Asheville,nc
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are amazing. Craftsmanship ship was top notch and I could immediately tell they were handmade. I suggest some good boot oil to speed up the break in time. It took about a month to break mine and once I did I feel in love. It's a great looking boot with a retro vibe.

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 5/23/14
Reviewer: from OCONUS
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband has been wearing these for 3 weeks straight and absolutely loves them. They were comfortable out of the box, but they are still breaking in. Definitely recommend buy two pair, 1 at a 1/2 size down and 1 at a whole size down. These do run a bit small, but will stretch with use. Also, the laces will seem short at first, but will stretch as they wear in too. He highly recommends these boots.

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6" Moc Toe Lug Posted: 5/22/14
Reviewer: from somewhere in an Illinois cornfield
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband has worn Red Wing boots since his teenage years. He used to purchase them from the Red Wing stores, but then had to wait for them to order them because he wears size 8 & they never have them in stock. He loves that I introduced him to Zappos & he gets them the next day. The quality is superb. He loves these except he must use a shoe horn to get his foot into the narrow opening with the design of the tongue. That is his only issue with this style of Red Wing.

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6" Moc Toe Posted: 5/16/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I don't know how this pair feels, true to size or width or arch support. No. Because I didn't even desire to put my feet in it. It is a stylish pair of boots, made in the States, impressive out of box, but also defective out of box. The right one is already heavily creased. It looks so different from the left one. I didn't try it on. I was expecting more of a pair of boots of this price, this brand, and made in the States: part of the reason I chose it, but very disappointed. Red Wing, if you do not want to align yourself with the footwear made in the Far East, which a lot of comments here degraded, you have to be better to prove yourself.

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 5/8/14
Reviewer: Ed Lee from Visalia, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Not a lot of wear time in these yet, but initial impressions are great boot! Stylish, rugged at the same time. Not really meant for heavy duty outdoor use. Reiterate what most others have said is these run BIG. I usually wear 12-13 shoes. Had to go down to an 11 on these.

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 5/2/14
Reviewer: Special Operations Veteran from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had my pair Iron Rangers in the muleskinner color (tan suede) for just over two years. I still love them. Two years folks! And I am hard on boots. As others have remarked they will be stiff and loose right out of the box; however, they conform to your feet. The stiffness eases and the looseness draw in, for one of the best fitting most comfortable boots I've ever worn. When I bought mine two years ago I bought two pairs. 10 and 10.5, after wearing both around the house (inside on the carpet, do not wear outside. Outside = no return, and no money-backy). Therefore, unless you're returning like me to buy another pair, spend extra money (you'll get it back) for two pairs upfront, and send the other pair back once you're sure. As an Army veteran I know good boots and I know bad boots, soldiers live on their feet. These are not the latter. I'll even venture to say the Iron Ranger is more comfortable than my old Jump Boots. Now I've seen a couple reviews where the person slams the sole. And I'll tell ya, and as you can clearly see from the pictures above, the soles do not have any grooves or teeth for gripping. They're not hiking boots. If you want hiking boots, use the little search feature Zappos has conveniently placed in the upper middle and go buy some Asolos (which I've used in combat and swear by). However, I digress. The Iron Ranger was fashioned after the old mining boots miners used, thus the cap toe. So yeah, not good in the snow. However, they grip like a son-of-gun in the rain. If you want some killer comfy boots that go with khakis just as much as they go with jeans...buy these boots. You'll be happy you did!

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 4/29/14
Reviewer: Chad Herring from Nolensville, Tennessee
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is a 3-year follow-up. This boot was on the verge of painful for the first 2-3 weeks. It took a long time to break in. I wear cotton/wool blend Wigwam raglan socks and these boot were still a project. However, after 2-3 weeks of break-in, these boots really started to "work in" and became really comfortable. Now, after 3+ years they are absolutely my favorite shoes. I rub them with Mink Oil about twice per year. I also wash them alternately with Saddle Soap about twice per year. These boots are really amazing. In Tennessee I wear them year-round and constantly get compliments on them in a very professional working environment. I will be buying a second pair within the next year just so I have another pair, in case they discontinue them. This is by-far my favorite shoe. It will be yours also, if you're man enough the get them broken in. :)

Beckman 6
Beckman 6" Round Toe Posted: 4/18/14
Reviewer: Mike from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought a pair of the cigar featherstones a year ago and recently returned them for a smaller size because they were too big. Unfortunately I kept receiving the color I didn't want vs the color I previously had. Zappos was nice enough to send me multiple pairs of the same color thinking it might've been a fluke but all of them came in a chocolate brown color. All in all great shoe, runs about a half size large just wish I could get the color I wanted.

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 4/10/14
Reviewer: Maj Steve Trevor from Wash DC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A truly great looking boot, but the sizing is very odd -- long and very narrow. The black only comes in "D" width, which really feels about like a "B" (narrow). The Amber comes in a "EE", which is probably about like a "D."

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 4/5/14
Reviewer: jeremy from chicago
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just became my new favorite casual wear. I love this boot. Thought it might not be comfortable without an insole and all but that's not the case. I wear a 12 in most sneakers but had to go down to an 11 for this boot. So like most reviews I would consider going to a store To try one on first.

Engineer 11
Engineer 11" Boot Posted: 4/4/14
Reviewer: from New York City
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Quick break-in. Excellent comfort. Great looking boots. They were slightly uncomfortable for the first, one hour walk. After that, pretty much perfection. Perhaps I just have the right shaped foot. Made in the USA!

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6" Moc Toe Posted: 3/30/14
Reviewer: David Locke from Boerne, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these to replace a pair of 20+ year-old Red Wings that have been resoled and are still truckin' but looking a little haggard. I read a lot of the reviews and yes, they seem to be about a half size too long, but I compared them to the old boots and the reason they seem long is that the end of the toe box slants out (towards the front), not straight down like the old boots. My big toe fits right where it needs to be, so I wouldn't want a half size smaller and I've gotten used to the "longer" boot. I have been wearing them every day to work (teacher) for a month to break them in and I just got back from the first camping trip in the new ones, no blisters, no problems. I go camping once a month with the Boy Scouts and we usually have a long hike on the schedule, so good boots are a must. It's a lot of money for boots, but I have learned that you can't cheap out on shoes; I have another "vintage" pair of Red Wing work boots and am completely satisfied with both. I ordered on-line because the nearest Red Wing dealer is an hour's drive away and they didn't carry this style anyway, so I would have had to order them and then drive back to town to pick them up. Since I already had a pair, I ordered the same size. Zappos' price was cheaper and they offer free delivery and they are fast. However, I would recommend you go try them on, if practical, especially if you are unsure of the fit. All-in-all, a great pair of American-made boots, no hassle ordering, and free delivery. This is a great country.

Engineer 11
Engineer 11" Boot Posted: 3/28/14
Reviewer: from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the real deal, folks! I first tried the Chippewa Tan Bomber, and it bombed alright-- the leg was so narrow I couldn't even begin to put it on! Likewise the Frye 12R, which didn't look nearly as nice as the pictures. Enter the Red Wing Heritage: A vastly better fit, and what appears to be higher quality overall. I haven't field tested them on the motorcycle yet, but I am sure they will be perfect. Minimal break-in, and no surprises in the size and fit department. And was that a union logo on the "made in USA" label? I haven't seen one of those since high school! Save yourself time & hassle, and invest the extra money: Red Rocks.

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6" Iron Ranger Posted: 3/19/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Believe the hype! I've only had these on for a day, and they've become my favorite pair of shoes. Sturdy and stylish construction, the quality leather is already conforming to my feet wonderfully. I'd advise ordering a half size down (I got 9.5, my regular size is 10). The only downside is the flat sole (as others have mentioned), although that isn't a concern for me as there's no snow or ice where I live. I'll be wearing these for a long time to come.

Chelsea Rancher
Chelsea Rancher Posted: 3/9/14
Reviewer: JVC from South Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Upon opening the box you could see the quality built into these boots. I had been reluctant to spend what these boots cost but after receiving them that reluctance is gone. I originally ordered size 10, a half size larger that my normal 9.5, based on other reviewers recommendations. They were too large and Zappos gladly exchanged them and of course, paid the shipping both ways! The 9.5's were snug but I have been wearing these boots for longer and longer periods at a time and can honestly say that after 3 weeks they have broken in and feel like part of my foot. The elastic goring on the sides is quite stout and I still must utilize the pull loop on the rear to get my door in but once there...wow. The stitching on the sole and the stacked leather look great and will surely last quite some time as the stitching is thick and tight. Excellent soles that work well on pavement, concrete and in the woods. I've had many compliments on these boots and when people ask who makes them, Red Wing usually catches them by surprise. I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for a rugged, yet stylish boot that works well in the field, on the job or just kicking about casually.

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